1" x 9'natural bamboo. 50 per bale. Weight 65 lbs. Must ship M/F
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Review Summary (Based on 17 Reviews)
Customer Reviews for Natural First Cut Premium Bamboo Stakes, Bundle
Last week I received an email from A.M. Leonard offering free shipping for 4 hours. I decided to take advantage of the offer and ordered a bundle of bamboo (100x1"x6') that I needed for garden stakes and trellises. I placed the order at 1 PM on Friday, and the bundle was sitting on my front porch at 10 AM Saturday morning! That has to be some kind of record! Less than 24 hours...delivered on a Saturday...for FREE!! I still can't believe it! And this wasn't some 1 or 2 pound package...it was nearly 60 pounds!
And the bamboo is beautiful...all very straight and without blemishes...absolutely perfect for my needs. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
Great product in hard-to-find sizes
We bought a bundle of 8-ft stakes 15 years ago, and actually still have some -- three gardens later. We use them for plant teepees, and store them in the garage over the winter. It's amazing how well they've held up. I have never found such long, big-diameter poles at any garden center in Connecticut, and I've looked.
These are sturdy natural stakes that can be used for multiple applications. We like use these natural stakes as plant supports and tall flagging poles in vegetative sites in both landscape and restoration sites.
Excellent product, very satisfied
I wanted to try something different and was putting out nearly 200 plants (tomatoes and peppers).
They arrived in good condition.
Out of the 250, one was broken and three or four had a beautiful curve. :-) However, this isn't too bad considering they are a natural product and subject to variations in growth. Anyway, the curved work fine for plants.
I really like these and would definitely recommend them. Note though, be sure to get the right diameter for your application. I had 1/2" x 5' and they are just about right for smaller tomatoes.
Mine have grown to be over 6' long with multiple branches. I had to add poles around each plant. The 5/8 or 3/4 would have been better (live and learn).
A final note. We had a severe storm with 70+ mph winds. The stakes and plants held up very well. This speaks to the flexibility of the stakes.
Terrible product; non-existent customer service
I bought the 1"x 8' poles. They arrived wrapped with one single string all beat up. Within a week they developed huge 2" cracks the whole length of the poles - rendering them entirely useless for my purpose.
I emailed this company TWICE and never received a response. For the money I paid for them I am beyond disappointed. It took a great effort on my part to be able to afford them - and to have this company be absolutely indifferent certainly doesn't help matters.
A.M. Leonard: We have contacted the customer and are working to resolve the problem.
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- QUESTION: What is the life span of the bamboo?
- ANSWER: Due to varying temperature and weather, it is hard to put a specific time on the life span, but generally bamboo is good for one growing season.
- QUESTION: At what part of the cane is the diameter measured?
- ANSWER: Diameter is taken at the base of the cane. Since this is a natural product canes will vary, and they will taper at the top.
First cut is 3 times stronger than wood, and is the best quality - more elastic, sturdier and it lasts much longer!Hand-selected, this first cut bamboo is 3 times stronger than wood and higher quality than what you can find elsewhere. Top quality bamboo with straight, flexible shafts and growth rings, or nodes, along the length of the cane that naturally vary in spacing. Sturdy and long-lasting. These are ideal for field staking, and great for use in the greenhouse or garden. Value priced per bale; buy by the bale and save!
For long-term durability before use, we recommend you store your stakes out of direct sunlight and at 65% or less humidity, with good ventilation. Keep the stakes bundled and off the ground until usage. Note: 9-foot, 10-foot, and 12-foot lengths ship motor freight; orders of multiple bales may also require special shipping, call for more information.
Be Careful and Choose First-Cut Bamboo! Bamboo is a natural, sustainable product, but not all bamboo is the same. We led the industry in carrying only first-cut bamboo, which has a more elastic structure and is sturdier and longer-lasting than subsequent cuts. Here's how it works: Let's say that, in the field, a 15-foot length of bamboo is harvested. From this 15-foot length, we need an 8-foot finished cane. The 8-foot section is taken from the more flexible, sturdier section of cane. That's first-cut bamboo. The remaining 7 feet of the cane is then offered as second-cut bamboo. If the second piece is cut to a new size, you would create third-cut bamboo and so on. This later-cut bamboo is sometimes sold cheaply, because it has fibrous walls and much less flexibility. Second-cut bamboo will be more likely to snap or split in the field. When you are comparing bamboo pricing, be sure to ask which cutting you are getting. If it is not first-cut bamboo, be aware that you are sacrificing quality and probably will be disappointed. With A.M. Leonard, you will only get the best: First-Cut!